Racial Profiling

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Chicago Police, ACLU Agree On Changes To Controversial “Stop And Frisk” Tactics

The Chicago Police Department and the American Civil Liberties Union have reached a groundbreaking deal to set up an independent evaluation of police “stop and frisk” procedures, in an effort to prevent racial profiling.


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Latino Activists Sue Police Over Arrest While Canvassing For Obamacare

Two young Latino men who were arrested last year while passing out information about Obamacare in a white neighborhood have filed a federal lawsuit, accusing police of racial profiling.


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Aldermen Back Plan To Expand Police Profiling Restrictions

The city’s racial profiling restrictions already do more than prohibit police stops based the driver’s race, they also ban religion, sexual orientation, or disability from being used as probable cause for a stop. Proposal would also ban stops based on national origin or gender identity.


U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a press conference announcing Department of Justice plans to sue North Carolina over Voter ID regulations at the Department of Justice on September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Attorney General Holder To Meet With Police, Public In Chicago

Holder’s meeting with law enforcement, elected officials and the public on Friday is part of an effort launched by President Barack Obama in the wake of clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri.


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ACLU Study Finds Racial Profiling Still An Issue For Illinois Police

The American Civil Liberties Union was renewing its call for an end to consensual vehicle searches by police, after a new report suggested racial profiling in Illinois is still a significant problem.


The four Rainbow Push interns accusing Chicago Police of racial profiling. (Credit: CBS)

Rainbow Push Interns Accuse Chicago Police Of Racial Profiling

They say officers stopped them and handcuffed them, all because of how they looked. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talked with them today.


Rev. Michael James is accusing a Glencoe police officer of racial profiling, for ticketing him for riding his bike through a construction zone, while ignoring several white cyclists for doing the same thing. (Credit: CBS)

Pastor Threatens Lawsuit Over Alleged Racial Profiling In Glencoe

An Evanston pastor has threatened to sue police in north suburban Glencoe, accusing one of its officers of racial profiling.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2012

Allante Hill says he was racially profiled and insulted during a class field trip to the Cook County Jail. (CBS)

Black Teen Says He Was Racially Profiled During School Field Trip To Jail

It was supposed to an eye-opening experience for high- school students: a field trip to the Cook County jail boot camp. But the lone African-American student in the class says his trip was marred by racism.


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ACLU Not Satisfied With State Police Statement On Profiling

The Illinois State Police have responded to accusations of bias from the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, but the ACLU is not satisfied.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011

Racial Profiling Concerns

Some Worry Mob Attacks Are Encouraging Racial Profiling

A few “bad teens” may have started the series of mob attacks in Chicago. But is their action making life difficult for other teens who just want to enjoy the city?

CBS 2–06/08/2011

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ACLU: State Police Racially Profile In Vehicle Searches

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal complaint, seeking to stop the Illinois State Police from searching cars during traffic stops without any apparent reason.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

Harassment At Traffic Stop (Credit: CBS 2)

Family Says Harassment At Traffic Stop Racially Motivated

A west-suburban family says they were racially profiled and harassed during a 2009 traffic stop. They gave CBS 2’s Dave Savini a videotape from a police dashboard camera and the family says it shows their civil rights were violated.

CBS 2–03/23/2011

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jackson Takes Anti-Profiling Message To Britain

Civil rights activist and Chicago legend Rev. Jesse Jackson is starting a group in the United Kingdom to oppose what he calls the abuse of police powers to stop and search people.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2010